Jemele Hill has been the center of a firestorm after she tweeted about President Trump and called him a white supremacist. The network has already apologized for the comments and so has Hill, but that hasn’t stopped the President from tweeting his disgust and demanding an apology as well.
The White House already called for Hill to be fired and ESPN reportedly tried to assuage the problem by pulling her from her normal 6:00 SportsCenter duties. However, her colleagues backed her up and didn’t let the network replace her that day.
We do have freedom of speech as Americans, but that freedom does not make us immune to the consequences of what we say, good or bad. And it looks like there could be more consequences coming down the line.